The Mineshaft Saloon, Broad Ripple’s Original Party Bar, opened in June of 1992, and has since set the standard for nightlife in Indianapolis. Owners Fred Treadway and Rob Sabatini went out on a limb by opening the first “Dance Bar” in Broad Ripple.

Over 18 years later, The Shaft is still going strong and is only rivaled by it’s offspring, Rock Lobster and Average Joe’s Sports Pub. It’s dark atmosphere and LOUD music, along with it’s friendly bartenders and Great Drink Specials, make it a BroadRipple Nightlife Landmark. The music format was simple. We came up with a mixture of College Radio Rock, some of our favorites from the 70′s, 80′s(Retro), and today’s hottest dance mixes.

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